GEORGY CATOIRE (1861-1926): Violin Sonatas No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 15 and No. 2 in D, Op. 20 "Poème", Elegy in D Minor, Op. 26, MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): Pièce en form de habanera, Tzigane.
Catalogue Number: 04J072
Description: These three items are Catoire's complete works for violin and piano. The first (1900) is in a traditional three-movement form and the Romanticism of Rachmaninov is tempered by a Gallic reserve while the work's chromaticism and rhythmic finess as well as a relaxed view of tonality look ahead to the Second of 1906, a single-movement work of 20 minutes where lyricism and poetry alternate with a feverish or dreamy sensuality quite reminiscent of Scriabin. Herwig Zack (violin), Bernd Zack (piano).